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Japan: business confidence falls for the first time in 18 months

Report on fall in business confidence, which is expected to be short term only.

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Summary and analysis on business confidence. The Bank of Japan’s Tankan survey reports lower business confidence for the first time in 18 months. This is not unexpected given April’s VAT increase and most firms expect any negative impact to be short-term.

Published 2 July 2014